University of Guelph - Office of Graduate Studies

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International Development Studies

University of Guelph - Office of Graduate Studies

Field of Study:Development Economics and International Development
Length:2 Year(s)


Since 1991 International Development Studies (IDS) at Guelph has successfully linked with various disciplinebased Master’s programs on campus to provide a focal point for graduate teaching and research on international development topics. The Guelph Institute of Development Studies adds a specialization in International Development Studies onto a Master’s program providing students with extra flexibility in the job market.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Students in the collaborative Master’s in IDS enter through one of the disciplinary/ departmental programs listed above. Prospective students must first meet the specific departmental/discipline program admission requirements. Students choosing to enter the IDS specialization must demonstrate familiarity with the social sciences. All students seeking to enter the collaborative IDS specialization should indicate in their applications specifically why they are interested in development studies. Prior to being admitted, they must have completed one course in each of: 1) economics, 2) social science (e.g. Political Science, Sociology, Geography, Anthropology), 3) social science research.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on November 13, 2022